Originally Posted by griz
I really don't get this constant phenomenon. [/rant]
My experiences have been that while I might occasionally experience a little snobbery, the vast majority of shops I visit around the country are like dropping in on old buddies even though we'd never met before.
I think it boils down to individuals and the philosophy of the store. In my days in the fly shop frankly I liked helping the newbies most - they appreciate what you do for them the most and give you less trouble